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The best quotes in archery

Roy Rose shares some of his favourite quotes and drollery from the archery world. We’ve always been aware that many a true word can be spoken in jest, and as an archery journalist who first put pen to paper some

Taking back control

Something that could be holding you back is right in your pocket. By John Stanley. Have you, recently, picked up your phone – or opened a new browser tab on your computer – intending to do one thing, and without

Fitness: is it really that important?

By Lucy O’Sullivan Last month Bow received a question for the Ask The Experts section which said this: “We are often told that overall fitness is crucial to archery, yet I have to say I look at a lot of

Aurora Techno Recurve Backpack and Techno Lite Quiver

Rebekah Tipping looks at some thoroughly modern new kit from Italy.  Aurora Techno recurve backpack This well organised backpack from the Bignami stable is great addition for any recurve archer. I’ve been using a smaller Aurora backpack for seven years

Bow: The Beginning

The magazine’s first editor Richard White takes us back to the start The early days The concept for BOW Magazine, as it was then titled, came about after I and my late wife Daf returned from the 1993 2nd World

News

Archery instructor positions available

Several positions are available on BUNAC’s Summer Camp USA programme for archery instructors.  Summer Camp USA offers young people the opportunity to spend 8-10 weeks living and working at a summer camp in America, teaching sports and activities, including archery

2019: Asian Championships

You thought the outdoor season was over? One tournament was left: the Asian Archery Championships. This and its corresponding para tournament, which wrapped up in October, were also qualifiers for Tokyo next year. With many of the highest-ranked archery nations

The Bow Christmas gift guide

Whether you know a hard-to-buy-for archer, or you are one, you’re sure to find something to suit in our seasonal gift guide.  We’ve divided it into four categories: Under £15, Under £50, Under £150 and Blow The Budget. Enjoy! Under

Indoor season is open for business!

A city break, perhaps with some shooting? Don’t mind if I do.  Archers from across the spectrum are turning competition into a holiday, combining a city break with competitive archery. Why not join them? We’ve rounded up the largest international

Ask the experts

Our expert panel answers your questions, so if you have one send it to Bow’s Editor john.stanley@futurenet.com Q: I note you can achieve the UK classifications (such as Master Bowman) shooting either metric or imperial distances. Both are available to

Reviews

Aurora Techno Recurve Backpack and Techno Lite Quiver

Rebekah Tipping looks at some thoroughly modern new kit from Italy.  Aurora Techno recurve backpack This well organised backpack from the Bignami stable is great addition for any recurve archer. I’ve been using a smaller Aurora backpack for seven years

Bare As You Dare

The current state of barebow risers on the market. By Andreas Philipp. In principle, every take-down recurve riser can be shot as a barebow, but you often hear and read the question of a suitable riser for a beginner or

Making and tuning wooden arrows

Jaap Bolt takes us through his process It always astonishes me when I hear phrases from regular archers like: “I don’t put much effort in my wooden arrows because they will never be as good as carbon anyway.” And even:

The essential library you need – and why

We’re bringing you some of the latest picks that you should add to your reading list, by Emma Davis and Tom Hall Archery Anatomy Author: Ray Axford. Paperback, 164 pagesPublisher: Souvenir Press(First published in 1995) Archery Anatomy is what it

Uukha XPro2

Andrew Smith goes long with the latest Uukha riser… The Uukha Xpro2 riser, new for 2019, is available in 25″ and 27″ versions. With a 30.5″ draw I was looking to upgrade my ageing Uukha Xprolite, and was all set

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